Neighborhoods

NoMa

NOMA IS A BUSTLING, BLOSSOMING NEIGHBORHOOD in the heart of DC, nestled between Union Station and Union Market, Mount Vernon Triangle and the H Street NE corridor, and within an easy stroll of the U.S. Capitol and historic neighborhoods.

With 110,000 daily pedestrians in the BID, and more than 100,000 office workers and 49,000 residents in the market area, NoMa is among the city’s densest mixed-use neighborhoods. NoMa has more than 21 million SF of office, hotel, retail, and residential space, with an additional 2+ million SF under construction.

62,000 OFFICE WORKERS / 12,000+ RESIDENTS IN THE BID

  • An additional 545,000 SF of office space will come to NoMa in 2020 with the relocation of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
  • Tenants of note include: media giants NPR, CNN, and Sirius XM; numerous federal and DC government agencies; and notable think tanks and nonprofits such as Mathematica, the World Resources Institute, NeighborWorks, the National League of Cities, and Save the Children.
  • 74% of NoMa residents have a four-year college degree or higher; 40% have a master’s degree or higher.
  • 84% of residents get to work without a car.
  • 50% of NoMa BID households have incomes above $100,000.

A RETAIL, RESTAURANT + ENTERTAINMENT HUB

  • NoMa offers 375,000 SF of cafés, restaurants, and bars. Recent additions include Red Bear Brewing, CR NoMa, King Street Oyster Bar, and Laos in Town.
  • Notable retail establishments in the area include a flagship REI, Harris Teeter and Streets  Market groceries, Politics & Prose bookstore, and Warby Parker.

TRANSPORTATION ACCESS

  • 2 Red Line Metro stations, including the system’s busiest (Union Station).
  • VRE and MARC commuter rails, as well as several interstate bus lines, via Union Station.
  • 11 Capital Bikeshare stations and miles of bike lanes.
  • Minutes from I-395 and Route50.
  • 3 hours to New York City from Union Station via Amtrak.

PARKS + PUBLIC SPACES

  • NoMa’s first new park, Swampoodle Park, opened in 2018 and offers a children’s play structure and a dog park.
  • The 2.5-acre Alethia Tanner Park will open in 2020 and include a large green lawn, a children’s playground, a café kiosk, space for public events, and a dog park.
  • NoMa is home to the only underpass art parks in DC, which feature sculptural light installations that respond to the surrounding environment, as well as more than 50 artist murals.
  • More than a mile of the bike/hike Metropolitan Branch Trail runs through The trail provides direct access between Union Station and Silver Spring, MD.

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